Period
to 25 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 6 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Azure 645 614 950
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 13.64% 19.12% 12.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.67% 54.10% 44.31%
Number of salaries quoted 533 504 752
10th Percentile £32,550 £33,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,500 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.68% +1.82%

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,477 1,135 2,144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.24% 35.35% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,088 891 1,693
10th Percentile £27,425 £29,000 £27,800
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the East of England

Azure
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in the East of England.

Salary trend for Azure in the East of England

Azure
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in the East of England

Azure
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the East of England region over the 6 months to 25 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -3 253 £55,000 +10.00% 75
Hertfordshire -3 195 £55,000 +10.00% 106
Bedfordshire 0 90 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Essex -5 78 £52,500 - 43
Norfolk -1 22 £42,500 -2.86% 16
Suffolk -15 6 £52,500 +5.00% 19
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, IT jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Azure.

1 325 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 221 (34.26%) Microsoft 365
3 204 (31.63%) AWS
4 198 (30.70%) Windows
5 171 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (25.74%) SQL
7 165 (25.58%) Active Directory
8 163 (25.27%) VMware
9 158 (24.50%) C#
10 144 (22.33%) DevOps
11 142 (22.02%) .NET
12 120 (18.60%) Social Skills
13 119 (18.45%) Windows Server
14 96 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 95 (14.73%) PowerShell
16 94 (14.57%) Firewall
17 92 (14.26%) SQL Server
18 85 (13.18%) JavaScript
19 84 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 80 (12.40%) ITIL
21 74 (11.47%) Microsoft Intune
22 72 (11.16%) React
23 71 (11.01%) Microservices
24 69 (10.70%) GCP
24 69 (10.70%) Linux
25 67 (10.39%) SharePoint
25 67 (10.39%) DNS
26 64 (9.92%) Kubernetes
27 63 (9.77%) Hyper-V
28 60 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 67 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 56 (8.68%) MS Exchange
3 36 (5.58%) IIS
4 17 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (1.71%) Apache
7 9 (1.40%) CMS
7 9 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.24%) Confluence
9 5 (0.78%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.47%) nginx
10 3 (0.47%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Synapse
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 54 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) Simulink
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Sketch
4 1 (0.16%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.31%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 221 (34.26%) Microsoft 365
2 204 (31.63%) AWS
3 69 (10.70%) GCP
4 59 (9.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (8.53%) Power Platform
6 43 (6.67%) OneDrive
7 38 (5.89%) PaaS
8 36 (5.58%) IaaS
9 35 (5.43%) SaaS
10 32 (4.96%) Azure Service Bus
11 26 (4.03%) Serverless
12 23 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
12 23 (3.57%) Mimecast
13 22 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (3.26%) Dynamics 365
15 20 (3.10%) Azure Functions
16 19 (2.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 18 (2.79%) Snowflake
18 16 (2.48%) Azure Stack
18 16 (2.48%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 94 (14.57%) Firewall
2 67 (10.39%) DNS
3 58 (8.99%) DHCP
4 39 (6.05%) WAN
5 33 (5.12%) VLAN
6 32 (4.96%) LAN
7 28 (4.34%) TCP/IP
8 24 (3.72%) MPLS
9 23 (3.57%) VPN
10 18 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (2.48%) NetScaler
12 14 (2.17%) Internet
12 14 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (2.17%) SAN
13 13 (2.02%) Wireless
14 12 (1.86%) Network Security
14 12 (1.86%) Skype
15 10 (1.55%) SD-WAN
15 10 (1.55%) VoIP
16 9 (1.40%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.74%) Power BI
3 27 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.79%) NoSQL
4 18 (2.79%) Tableau
5 17 (2.64%) Amazon Redshift
5 17 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.64%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.48%) Big Data
7 15 (2.33%) QlikView
8 14 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (1.71%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.55%) Data Lake
12 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.24%) Looker
14 7 (1.09%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 58 (8.99%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.88%) Selenium
3 19 (2.95%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.95%) JIRA
4 11 (1.71%) SpecFlow
4 11 (1.71%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.55%) GitLab
5 10 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.40%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.24%) Mocha
7 8 (1.24%) WebDriver
8 7 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.78%) JMeter
9 5 (0.78%) Postman
10 4 (0.62%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.62%) NUnit
11 3 (0.47%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.31%) Moq
General
1 120 (18.60%) Social Skills
2 51 (7.91%) Finance
3 50 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.95%) Documentation Skills
4 19 (2.95%) Public Sector
5 18 (2.79%) Retail
6 12 (1.86%) Law
7 11 (1.71%) Local Government
8 10 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (1.40%) Back Office
10 8 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.09%) Electronics
11 7 (1.09%) Marketing
12 5 (0.78%) Games
12 5 (0.78%) Organisational Skills
12 5 (0.78%) Police
13 4 (0.62%) Banking
13 4 (0.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 150 (23.26%) Developer
2 72 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 64 (9.92%) Architect
4 53 (8.22%) .NET Developer
5 48 (7.44%) Support Engineer
6 46 (7.13%) Software Developer
7 44 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 44 (6.82%) Analyst
8 39 (6.05%) Cloud Engineer
9 31 (4.81%) Software Engineer
10 30 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 29 (4.50%) Consultant
12 28 (4.34%) Full Stack Developer
13 27 (4.19%) IT Engineer
14 26 (4.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 26 (4.03%) C# Developer
15 25 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
17 20 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
17 20 (3.10%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (22.02%) .NET
2 72 (11.16%) React
3 56 (8.68%) REST
4 43 (6.67%) CSS
4 43 (6.67%) Node.js
5 42 (6.51%) .NET Core
6 39 (6.05%) HTML
7 31 (4.81%) Web Services
8 30 (4.65%) AngularJS
8 30 (4.65%) ASP.NET
9 25 (3.88%) .NET Framework
10 24 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (3.10%) HTML5
12 18 (2.79%) Velocity
13 16 (2.48%) GraphQL
13 16 (2.48%) JSON
13 16 (2.48%) OAuth
14 15 (2.33%) Next.js
14 15 (2.33%) XML
15 12 (1.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.99%) Public Cloud
2 47 (7.29%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.48%) Private Cloud
6 12 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.86%) User Experience
7 10 (1.55%) Life Science
8 9 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.40%) iPad
9 8 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.09%) Clustering
10 7 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.09%) FMCG
10 7 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
11 6 (0.93%) Replication
11 6 (0.93%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.62%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 198 (30.70%) Windows
2 119 (18.45%) Windows Server
3 69 (10.70%) Linux
4 60 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (7.91%) Windows 10
6 36 (5.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (4.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 20 (3.10%) Android
10 17 (2.64%) Unix
11 15 (2.33%) Windows 7
12 14 (2.17%) CentOS
13 13 (2.02%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.24%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.93%) VMS
16 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.62%) SUSE
17 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (22.33%) DevOps
3 84 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 80 (12.40%) ITIL
5 71 (11.01%) Microservices
6 51 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (7.91%) Software Engineering
7 43 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 43 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 42 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (6.51%) Scrum
8 42 (6.51%) TDD
9 37 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
10 35 (5.43%) Migration
11 33 (5.12%) ETL
11 33 (5.12%) Infrastructure as Code
12 31 (4.81%) Mentoring
13 29 (4.50%) Incident Management
14 28 (4.34%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 166 (25.74%) SQL
2 158 (24.50%) C#
3 95 (14.73%) PowerShell
4 85 (13.18%) JavaScript
5 58 (8.99%) Python
6 37 (5.74%) Java
7 28 (4.34%) TypeScript
8 17 (2.64%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.86%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.55%) C++
10 10 (1.55%) Kotlin
10 10 (1.55%) Perl
11 9 (1.40%) PHP
12 8 (1.24%) Go
13 7 (1.09%) VBScript
14 6 (0.93%) Ruby
15 5 (0.78%) Java 11
15 5 (0.78%) Java 8
16 4 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (7.91%) Degree
2 47 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (5.12%) CISSP
5 31 (4.81%) CCNA
6 23 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (3.10%) CISM
8 18 (2.79%) MCSA
8 18 (2.79%) Security Cleared
9 17 (2.64%) CISA
10 14 (2.17%) CCSA
10 14 (2.17%) CEH
10 14 (2.17%) IISP
10 14 (2.17%) OSCP
11 13 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.86%) CCENT
13 10 (1.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (1.55%) MCSE
13 10 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.93%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.88%) QA
2 18 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (2.79%) SLA
3 14 (2.17%) NIST
4 8 (1.24%) GDPR
4 8 (1.24%) NCSC
5 7 (1.09%) Accessibility
6 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.31%) GRC
9 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 165 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 96 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (9.77%) Hyper-V
4 55 (8.53%) Docker
4 55 (8.53%) vSphere
5 18 (2.79%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (1.24%) NFS
10 6 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.93%) XenApp
11 3 (0.47%) Firmware
11 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.47%) Xen
12 1 (0.16%) KVM
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (11.47%) Microsoft Intune
2 64 (9.92%) Kubernetes
3 55 (8.53%) SCCM
4 32 (4.96%) Ansible
5 31 (4.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 28 (4.34%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (3.26%) Terraform
8 20 (3.10%) Puppet
9 14 (2.17%) QRadar
10 9 (1.40%) Salt
11 8 (1.24%) HAProxy
12 7 (1.09%) WSUS
13 6 (0.93%) PaperCut
13 6 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.93%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.78%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.78%) SCOM
15 4 (0.62%) Grafana
15 4 (0.62%) Graylog
16 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 325 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 163 (25.27%) VMware
3 51 (7.91%) Citrix
4 45 (6.98%) Cisco
5 44 (6.82%) Veeam
6 38 (5.89%) Google
7 23 (3.57%) Sophos
8 18 (2.79%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.33%) HP
9 15 (2.33%) NetApp
10 14 (2.17%) AlienVault
11 13 (2.02%) Oracle
12 12 (1.86%) Aruba
13 11 (1.71%) Ivanti
14 10 (1.55%) Palo Alto
14 10 (1.55%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.55%) Talend
15 9 (1.40%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.24%) Elastic Path
16 8 (1.24%) Xamarin